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April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"While China’s crime data are mostly inaccessible to the public, the most recent International Crime Victims Survey by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute found the rate of sexual assault reporting in Beijing to rank among the world’s lowest, besting only Cairo and Jakarta. In Hong Kong, a semi-independent Chinese city, only 2 percent of sexual assault cases are known to law enforcement. Of those 2 percent reported, according to University of Hong Kong findings, the majority will not end up getting brought to court and convicted" (para 5). "In a 2013 U.N. study, 9 percent of about 1,000 Chinese men surveyed reported that they had committed...more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were no reliable national, provincial, or local statistics on rape due to underreporting and a lack of any centralized law enforcement data collection system" (38).
March 30, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Several studies say that Denmark has the highest prevalence of sexual violence in Europe" (para 4). "The Danish Ministry of Justice estimates that around 5,100 women a year are victims of rape or attempted rape, while the University of Southern Denmark puts this figure as high as 24,000 in 2017 - a high number for a country with a relatively small population (5.8 million)" (para 5).
March 25, 2020, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The first involved an explosive accusation by a former junior staffer against the country’s top judge. In a sworn affidavit, the employee alleged that India’s chief justice, Ranjan Gogoi, had sexually harassed her, an accusation he denied" (para 2). "Another high-profile #MeToo case is also making its way through the legal system this week. Last fall, more than a dozen women had accused M.J. Akbar, a government minister and former newspaper editor, of sexual harassment, misconduct and rape, including in an account published in The Washington Post. Akbar denied the allegations" (para 8).
March 23, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Sweden, for example, has the highest incidence of reported rape in Europe (para 4).
March 23, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The incidence of violence against women is high in this region [Africa], particularly in South Africa, where an estimated 600,000 rapes occur every year (para 8).
Feb. 21, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Table 6 shows the data for the rape of women and girls by geographical regions between 2011 and 2015. A total of 1351 rapes were reported, 17.7% were reported in 2011, 20% in 2012, 20% in 2013, 16.6% in 2014 and 23.7% in 2015 (4).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Five million women were victims of sexual violence and 1 million of rape or attempted rape. ISTAT also estimated, there were 74,000 cases of rape or attempted rape, of which 4,500 were reported to the Police. Partners commit approximately 23 per cent of sexual abuse cases." (para 50).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"One in five (21%) ever-partnered women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence committed by their current or most recent partner. Thirteen percent of women reported experiencing physical, sexual, or emotional violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Fourteen percent of ever-partnered women reported physical violence by their current (or most recent) partner, and a similar proportion reported emotional violence. Sexual violence was reported by 4% of women" (359).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Five percent of women age 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at some time in their lives (Table 16.3). Four percent of women experienced sexual violence within the 12 months preceding the survey. Women in Manufahi are most likely to have experienced sexual violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (12%). Among the ever-married who have experienced sexual violence, 76% reported having experienced such violence from their current husband (Table 16.4). Two percent of women age 15-49 experienced sexual violence before the age of 18 (Table 16.5)" (pg 301). "Nationally, 34% of women age 15-49 have experienced either physical violence, sexual violence, or both (Table 16.6)" (pg 301).more
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"MJF [Manusher Jonno Foundation] referring to the rapes of 572 children from January to July, and 630 women in the first six months of 2018 termed the figures to be horrendous" (para 7).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In December 2016 a 14-year-old girl was gang raped, stabbed, and beaten by six males between 13 and 16 years of age in Galdogob district in Puntland. A second girl was also beaten in the incident. The perpetrators were sentenced by the local sharia court to fines between $1,750 and $4,600 each, 100 to 200 lashes, and five to 10 years in prison each. Observers noted the prison sentences would have likely been much higher if convicted under the sexual offenses law rather than sharia." (32).
Jan. 13, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Over the last three years, there have been almost 14,000 reported cases of rape in the country, 718 of them of girls under 10 years old, said Andrade, speaking in the assembly in January, quoting numbers from the attorney general’s office" (para 15).
Jan. 8, 2020, 12:17 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Officially, the country registers 2,608 cases of sexual abuses of underage children since the beginning of 2019, a six percent raise as compared with the same period last year. Last month, authorities recorded a total of 730 cases" (para 3-4).
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Child rapes doubled to around 1,000 a year in the period between 2010 and 2014" (para 19).
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In an apparent reference to Boko Haram, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that since 2012, non-state armed groups in north east Nigeria have recruited and used children as combatants and non-combatants, raped and forced girls to marry and committed other grave violations against children. Accounts by others who escaped from Boko Haram’s captivity confirm this" (para 13-14).
Dec. 31, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent watchdog, reported at least 845 incidents of sexual violence against women in its 2018 report. There were no comparative figures and the Commission had previously said violence against women went largely unreported, particularly in rural areas, where poverty and stigma prevented victims from speaking out." (para. 6-7).
Dec. 21, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2017 official figures showed 320 child rapes in Ukraine - but the numbers of paedophile sex abuse cases are believed to run into the thousands" (para 4). "National police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin said this week: 'Five children were raped in four regions of Ukraine… within just 24 hours. And these are the crimes which parents reported to police despite their fear and anxiety to do so. We can only guess how many latent sexual crimes against children we have in the country'" (para 5-7). "In one horrific recent case, 11-year-old Daria Lukyanenko, from Odessa region, was killed after she 'fought back' against an alleged rape attempt by a family...more
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The number of rapes reported shot up by 28% in the first three months of 2018--the outcome of the first trial seemed to encourage more women to come forward, rather than deter them" (para 6).
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"'This has been a summer dominated by barbarity, murders, rapes, assault, paedophilia and gang attacks,' said the protests' organisers, Feminist Emergency. 'The gender-based violence of the summer has led to the worst figures in more than a decade'" (para 6-7).
Dec. 14, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"He says he is aware of around 2,100 women in Baghpat district alone in such [polyandrous] unions and the majority are enduring horrific physical and sexual abuse" (para 15).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"The public security organs have resolutely combated crimes of violence against women. In 2013, they uncovered 25,852 rape cases and 4,537 cases of abducting and trafficking in women" (para. 42).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Sexual offence crimes also rose by 4.6 percent, with there being 41,583 incidents of rape reported to the police. In a country plagued by femicide, 7,437 people said they had suffered sexual assault and the number of sexual assault cases against children rose by 899" (para. 3-4). "Contact crimes, including rape, assault and robbery, were highest in the Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces -- the economic hubs of Africa's most industrialised nation" (para. 14).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Some 2,700 women and 1,000 children were murdered by men last year, and at least 100 rapes were reported daily" (para. 3). "Sexual offences including rape have risen 4.6% this year" (para. 8).
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"39 percent of women and nine percent of men say they've been subjected to sexual assault. The problem is more widespread among younger people, as 57 per cent of women aged between 16 and 29 say they have been sexually harassed. 55 percent of women in the same age group claim they were subjected to some form of sexual assault." (para. 5-7). "The survey also found that 11 percent of women have been the victim of attempted rape. This problem is even more widespread among the LGBT community, as 30 percent of lesbians and ten percent of gay men say they have experienced a rape attempt" (para. 9-10). "The Public...more
Dec. 6, 2019, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The number of people convicted of rape has slumped to less than 2,000 despite nearly 60,000 complaints being made to police last year" (para 1). "Just 3.3 per cent of all rape claims made to authorities lead to a conviction, meaning only one in thirty complainants see the person they accuse punished" (para 2). "It shows there were just 1,925 convictions for rape or an alternative lesser offence in 2018-19, down from the 2,635 figure for the previous 12 months" (para 7). "This is despite the number of rape claims dealt with annually by police in England and Wales rising from 35,847 to 57,882 during the last four years" (para...more
Dec. 6, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In Brazil, four girls under 13 are raped every hour and every two minutes police receive a report of violence against women" (para 1) "The country also saw the largest ever number of reported rapes, and almost 54% of the victims were girls under 13 years old" (para 6).
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to national police statistics, in the first six months of the year police sent 1,297 cases involving alleged rape to prosecutors for indictment and another 26 cases (involving underage offenders) to family courts" (17). "According to the Ministry of Justice, in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics were available, courts convicted 604 persons of sexual intercourse with persons under age 15 and seven persons of pimping minors" (19).
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were no reliable statistics on the prevalence of rape and domestic violence. The international expert on the human rights situation in Sudan and UNAMID’s human rights section reported that they received regular reports of incidents of rape and sexual and gender-based violence." (pg 41). "The government did not provide any information on the number of sexual harassment reports made." (pg 42).
Sept. 13, 2019, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"But in a report released last week, Amnesty International warned that Denmark also has 'widespread sexual violence' and systemic problems in how it deals with rape. Several studies say that Denmark has the highest prevalence of sexual violence in Europe. The Danish Ministry of Justice estimates that around 5,100 women a year are victims of rape or attempted rape, while the University of Southern Denmark put this figure as high as 24,000 in 2017 - a high number for a country with a relatively small population (5.8 million). That same year, only 890 rapes were reported to the police, of which 535 led to prosecutions, and 94 ended in convictions"...more